From high street boutique shopping and world-class restaurants to mature neighbourhoods with 100-year old trees within 5 minutes of the downtown core, the luxury market in Edmonton is unique. Rooted along Canada’s largest urban park; the North Saskatchewan river valley - Edmonton is a city full of hidden gems, exciting new developments and an ever evolving professional sector attracting investors and buyers with diverse backgrounds.
“Edmontonians as a whole and myself included, it’s quiet wealth. You might drive a nice car, you might dress well but there’s not a lot of flash. It’s not like Calgary or Vancouver or even Toronto,” says realtor Kerri-lyn Holland.
“From Wolf Willow Estates, all the way through infill communities like Glenora, Crestwood, Parkview and Laurier Heights. You can get into the neighbourhoods and all of a sudden turn a corner and this beautiful home is just right in front of you.”
“Luxury homes are an area we’ve really enjoyed working in, we’ve been able to do a lot of off market deals that have been really fun to put together because you’re providing something that somebody is looking for and at the same time somebody is needing to sell so you really feel like you are providing a good service to both clients,” says Jason Holland.
“Now with the newer builds coming online we’re seeing amenities such as indoor sport courts. We’re seeing rooftop patios that are overlooking the river valley, so right now we’re seeing the bar being pushed with these items you’d typically see way out in the suburbs.”
“I have lived in Parkview for six years all of the houses are different and that is part of what’s great because we’ve got houses that have been here for 70 years and we’ve got the new houses,” says Parkview Resident Deanna Jackson.
“We have older neighbours, we’ve got younger ones. We’ve got families moving in and it seems that once a new family moves in they stay. Once they’re here they don’t want to leave.”
“The trees are decades old. Glenora was one of the first communities established in the city. It just makes me feel really comfortable. It’s a sense of home here, I feel at home here,” says Glenora Resident Joel Gotlib.
“The unique space planning that people are doing, even on a lot backing onto a ravine,” says Kerri-lyn Holland.
“How incredible that can feel, you just came from downtown which is crazy busy and then you’re sitting in your living room looking over the river valley feeling like you’re out at the lake.”
“Whether it’s luxury or any price point, I love finding those little pieces of the market that are missing and helping people understand they can have that,” says Kerri-lyn Holland.
“Just because you haven’t seen that in Edmonton doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be here.”